WRA Awards Nomination Guidelines


Award nominations are solicited yearly and presented at our Annual Recognition Dinner held each spring.

 

Eligibility

  • Projects or individual contributions developed during the past five years.

  • Projects or concepts, the design, construction and/or implementation of which represent a substantial contribution to sound water resources management.

  • Projects or concepts, the design, construction and/or implementation of which promote:
    - Conservation
    - Health and safety
    - Reliable water supplies
    - Enhanced water quality
    - Advances in wastewater treatment or management
    - Economic gains in jobs created or efficiencies
    - Sustainability, and/or
    - Resilience.

  • The project or concept should represent an advancement of knowledge or the application of sound principles of good water management.

  • An individual whose services have contributed to sound water management.


Award Categories

  • Samuel S. Baxter Memorial Award: given to the candidate who best exemplifies the mission of WRA as evidenced by the contribution to sound water management that was the keystone of Philadelphia’s former Water Commissioner.

  • Business and Industry Award: open to all who work and do business within the four-state Basin region, and who have demonstrated leadership in sound water management.

  • Government Award: given to a governmental body or individual who has significantly contributed to sound water management.

  • WRA Achievement Award: for a member or member organization whose services have advanced the cause of sound water resources management.

  • Special Recognition Award: awarded to an individual or organization providing special input or guidance to water management projects.

  • Dr. Ruth Patrick Excellence in Education Award: awarded to an individual or organization who educates and informs people of key issues related to the water resources of the Delaware River Basin.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: for an individual whose service through his/her lifetime and career has advanced the cause of sound water resources management.

Submittals
You may nominate yourself, your company or another firm or individual. Please include:

  • Award category

  • Nominee (include address and telephone number)

  • Description of project, concept or contribution

  • Scope and cost of project (if available)

  • Unique features

  • Results and benefits

  • Relevant photograph or graphics (if available and appropriate)

  • Nominator’s name, address and telephone number

Ownership and Publication of Entries

All entries become the property of the WRA. Materials will be returned upon request. The Awards Committee may use or publish entries and accompanying materials in its advertising publications, or for other editorial purposes.

 

Please submit nominations to: wraexd@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 5th.



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